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New York Makes Changes to High School Hockey Rules for 2020-21

HDA News, Rules • July 29, 2020

LATHAM, NEW YORK (July 29, 2020) – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its annual summer meeting of the Central Committee on July 29 via video teleconference and approved two changes to boys ice hockey.  

Boys ice hockey received approval to adopt 17-minute periods with adjusted penalty times beginning in the 2020-21 season. Boys ice hockey was also granted approval to use a two-referee, one-lineman officiating system in all regional and state final four games. 

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), 3,010 boys and 151 schools participated in boys ice hockey in the 2018-19 school year.